By the Numbers :: 31 – 40

The fourth installment
31

First Wearer :: Andy Brown, 1971
Most Recent Wearer :: Joey MacDonald, 2007
Other Notables :: Ed Giacomin, Bob Sauve, Mark Laforest, Darren Eliot, Alain Chevrier, Peter Ing, Kevin Hodson, Ken Wregget, Curtis Joseph
The story of #31 :: Oy.

32

First Wearer :: Bruce Eakin, 1985
Most Recent Wearer :: Tomas Kopecky, 2006
Other Notables :: Sam St. Laurent, Tim Cheveldae, Stu Grimson, Maxim Kuznetsov, Steve Thomas
The story of #32 :: That’s all of them.

33

First Wearer :: Bob Manno, 1983
Current Wearer :: Kris Draper
Other Notables :: John Blum, Yves Racine
The story of #33 :: Is Draper’s number in retirement territory?

34

First Wearer :: Andre St. Laurent, 1983
Most Recent Wearer :: Manny Legace, 2006
Other Notables :: Jeff Sharples, Daniel Shank, Greg Millen, Anders Eriksson, Norm Maracle
The story of #34 :: Let’s hope the next 34 erases all the images of FAIL! we’re used to.

35

First Wearer :: Ken Holland, 1983
Current Wearer :: Jimmy Howard
Other Notables :: Warren Young, Allan Bester, Dave Gagnon, Bob Essensa, Marc Lamothe
The story of #35 :: Holland started a string of border-line NHL goaltenders in #35

36

First Wearer :: Steve Martinson, 1987
Most Recent Wearer :: Derek Meech, 2006
Other Notables :: Per Djoos, Dennis Vial, BJ Young
The story of #36 :: Seems to be a “placeholder” number for the Wings

37

First Wearer :: Kris King, 1987
Most Recent Wearer :: Mikael Samuelsson, 2009
Other Notables :: Vincent Riendeau, Tim Taylor, Marc Rodgers
The story of #37 :: Maybe the next 37 will be able to hit the net.

38

First Wearer :: Murray Eaves, 1987
Most Recent Wearer :: Nathan Robinson, 2004
Other Notables :: Bobby Dollas, Jason York, Jason Elliott
The story of #38 :: The number Thomas McCollum has been seen in…

39

First Wearer :: Dale Krentz, 1987
Most Recent Wearer :: Dominik Hasek, 2008
Other Notables :: Doug Crossman, Johan Franzen
The story of #39 :: Franzen’s until Hasek’s return.

40

First Wearer :: Rogie Vachon, 1978
Current Wearer :: Henrik Zetterberg
Other Notables :: Gord Kruppke, Bill Ranford
The story of #40 :: Henrik Zetterberg had to give up his “famous-in-Sweden” #20 because it was being worn by Luc Robitaille, so he doubled it.

1 thought on “By the Numbers :: 31 – 40”

  1. I don't think Draper's in retirement territory, but I don't think they're at the point where someone will take his number the year after he leaves.

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